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Decomposers | Activity 6.2

Activity 6.2: Explaining Other Examples of Decomposers Growing, Moving, and Functioning (50 min)

Students practice answering the Three Questions for bacteria, shelf fungus, and bread mold using modified Explanations Tools for biosynthesis, digestion, and cellular respiration.

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Setup

Prepare several copies of each version of 6.2 Explaining Other Examples of Decomposers Growing, Moving, and Functioning, so that there is one for each student. Gather the class results poster and spreadsheet from Activity 3.2, as well as their completed copies of 1.2 Expressing Ideas Tool for Bread Molding and 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.

Directions

1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.

Assessment

Use 6.2 Grading Explaining Other Examples of Decomposers Growing, Moving, and Functioning Worksheet to grade the explanation tools. Although the decomposers are different, the answers should be similar across all the decomposers.